The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 performances of 26 operas in a varied repertory that ranges from 18th century masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company’s 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Dvořák’s Rusalka, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. A gala concert on May 7, 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s Lincoln Center location with performances by opera’s leading stars.
The Met: Live in HD series, which transmits performances to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries, continues for its 11th season. Ten performances from the season will be broadcast, beginning October 8 with the 100th transmission in series history, the new production of Tristan und Isolde.
Met General Manager Peter Gelb stated: “Met audiences should be stimulated by our ever-expanding repertoire… We’re proud to be celebrating our five decades at Lincoln Center, including 40 years under the musical leadership of James Levine.” See more at www.metopera.org.